|reply to meowmeow |
Most newer routers aren't dead-set on channel six, you can switch the band through the web interface, and many routers now dynamically choose 1,6 or 11 based on the AP's they detect around them.
putting an ap on any other channels is worse than adding another router as on channel 4 that AP will cause interference with router using channel 1 or 6. Instead of just affecting routers using one channel 1,6 or 11 which enables the most AP's to function.
In my opinion consumer routers should only provide 1,6 or 11 channel options.
In my opinion they should only provide 1, 5, and 9 as channel options BUT the problem would be legacy 1-6-11 deployments. Channel 13 would be on Euro routers.
Regardless, 2,3,4,7,8,10, and 12 should just be removed. There's NEVER a reason to use those - ever.